>> A topic for discussion. The latest AFA Torchbearer tells of the first three
> AuD graduates from Baylor - all women! There was also a picture of the AuD
> students at Central Michigan University - all women!
>> Is this good? The "traditional hearing aid dealers" have been about 50/50
> male/female which I have felt was a healthy mix. But 100% female! No way!
> IMHO this is awful! So audiology in the USA will soon become a stereotyped
> female profession like nursing.
>> What are the pros? What are the cons? Am I just being a sexist?
>> Paul ;-)
I have noticed thie trend too, ever since I declared audiology as my
major. The secretary ran into the department chair's office gleefully
shouting, "a MAN wants to major in audiology!"
Why? Who knows for sure. But I think that most will agree that the pay
is low and jobs are scarce in comparison to other masters-level-entry
fields. Frankly, I think that that's a little secret most students
do not know when they declare a major. Most of the students I see are
shocked when they have a hard time getting a job after earning a
David Weesner, Audiologist